These career courses are open to all majors at NC State!
ECD 221 – Career Planning and Personal Development -- fall & spring (3 credit hours)
Knowledge, attitudes, self-understanding, and skills needed to enhance career planning and foster personal development. Study of self-understanding, self-talk, goal setting, the environment, and decision making as ways to adapt more effectively to the challenges of life.
USC 201 – Introduction to the World of Labor – summer (3 credit hours)
Examines the modern workplace, as well as its evolution over the past century. Students will study several issues relating to work, focusing on the power of work, expectations of the employer, as well as culture and conflicts in the workplace. Students will have the opportunity to integrate their learning with practical work experience. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from their workplace. This is a 5-week course. Must hold sophomore standing; course designed for students with minimal work experience.
USC 401 – Transitions for the College Graduate – fall & spring (3 credit hours)
Focus on the unique transitions the student will face upon leaving college. Through a variety of formats, students will have the opportunity to explore several aspects of their post-baccalaureate lives and ways in coping with emerging careers, money management, extracurriculars, retirement, transitional issues, civic engagement, and continuing education opportunities. Explorations of these areas include specific emphasis on developing and refining interviewing skills, professional and personal networks, financial endeavors, and job application and selection.